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Will I Get Medical Care With Social Security Disability?

If you are too disabled to work, Social Security disability can provide you with income if you apply for benefits and your application is approved. Obtaining benefits is difficult because of a high rate of denied applications, but a Los Angeles disability benefits attorney can provide you with help to maximize your chances of your benefits being approved.

When you receive income through the Social Security Administration, you typically will not be working at all because benefits are restricted to people too disabled to have a job. This means you are unlikely to have employer-provided health insurance and you may be concerned about how to get medical care.

​Can You Get Medical Care Through Social Security Disability?

​While Social Security Disability benefits provide only monthly income and do not offer medical treatment coverage, it is possible you will be able to obtain coverage for your medical care through a different government program.  

If you are eligible for Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and you receive your disability benefits through this program, you should typically also be able to get Medicaid benefits to cover the costs of your healthcare. If you are eligible for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), you should be able to become eligible for Medicare after a 24-month waiting period.

A Los Angeles Social Security disability benefits lawyer can help you to understand your options for getting medical care when you are receiving disability benefits. Contact an attorney for help getting the support from the government that you need to provide for yourself and your loved ones and to get care required to treat your disabling condition. 

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Monday, 10 December 2018